KARACHI            -           Wedding halls in Karachi have started booking events after the lockdown ended in the city.

A manager at a wedding hall told that they were strictly following the government’s SOPs and won’t allow more than 200 people in a hall that used to host at least 600 people before the lockdown.

Only six people would be allowed to sit at a table instead of 12, he said, adding that social distancing would be strictly implemented.

Like most of the country, Karachi went into a lockdown in March after a surge in the number of coronavirus infections across the country. The lockdown ended on August 10. The virus has so far claimed 2,317 lives in Sindh.

Caterers have also started taking food orders. A caterer told that they were happy with the government’s decision to end the lockdown and had started taking orders for the wedding season in November and December.